The Door County Century began in 1980 and has become one of Wisconsin's most popular rides. An average of 2,000 cyclists participate in the 30 mile, 50 mile, 70 mile, or 100 mile (Century) ride. The ride begins and ends at the Door County Fairgrounds, just north of Sturgeon Bay. Cyclists make their way from Sturgeon Bay progressively further up the peninsula. There are rest stops spaced along the way that provide food, refreshments, and rest room facilities.

This year's ride is on September 12, 2010, a time when the crowds of summer have departed and the rush of the Fall color season has not yet begun. Plus the weather is perfect! Door County is a cyclist's paradise. Scenic backroads blanket the peninsula and there's 300 miles of shoreline.